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Review of 123reg

123reg is a market leader (at least in the UK) for domain name registration and web hosting solutions.

Domain names can be ordered and managed through 123reg without paying for any additional hosting. We have used 123reg for many years for managing several domains, both with and without hosting.

The information below is based on their basic hosting package. Whilst it is believed to be correct, the service included in their basic package are likely to change over time so please treat this information as a guide and check before signing up.

URL: www.123reg.co.uk
Basic package: All the 123reg hosting packages are based on shared servers. The package shown here is their "Starter" package.
Starting price: Hosting starts at £1.59/month (payable annually) for the starter package plus £9.99 set-up fee, plus VAT.
    Domain name registration starts from £2.59 per year for .uk domains, or £8.99 for .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .name domains.
Geographical location: UK
Domain registration: .co.uk, .org.uk
.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .name, .tv, .cc

Domains can be purchased and managed independently of hosting.

Virtual Private Server: No They do not provide options for virtual private servers.
Dedicated Server: No They do not provide dedicated servers.
Data transfer: 1500MB/month. Higher data transfer rates requires upgrading to a different account. Highest data transfer rate is 5GB/month for the Starter Pro package. They do also provide links for hosting with another company which provides higher transfer limits.
Bandwidth: Unrestricted.
Web space: 100 MB. Option to pay for additional space.
Max websites per hosting account: 1
POP3: 15 pop-3 e-mail accounts.
Web based e-mail: Yes E-mail can be accessed via a browser.
SMTP: No They do provide dial-up access for which they do provide access to an SMTP server. 
Sub-domains: $ available as an extra.
    If you are just using their hosting services then you can set-up sub-domains by manipulating the DNS record for the domain.
IP address: Shared IP address.
Web Statistics: Yes Uses Webalizer (www.webalizer.com)
Log File: No
Database: No
Backup: No
FTP access: Yes
Front page extensions: $ available as an extra.
Support: Online information, web-mail, telephone or fax.

Telephone support is via a premium rate number. Email support is slow (days or weeks!)

PHP: No 
Perl: Yes
Python: No

The information on this page is believed to be correct. If you find any errors or omissions please report these via e-mail to: feedback@cryer.co.uk.